Are there any designers you’re really influenced by these days?
“I always love Valentino and Louis Vuitton. Carolina Herrera has always been good to me. I love Dior with Raf Simmons. I love clothes in general. Prada, Miu Miu have been good to me. I’ve just been lucky, really, to sit back and take it all in. I’m always learning the art behind clothes.”
You’ve been a big supporter of indie designers in the past. Are there any designers off the beaten path you’re into?
“Mary Katranzou was so cool. I love seeing her work her way up. I’m lucky I have a stylist who exposes me to designers like Giles (Deacon). I love playing dress up.”
How was your summer?
“Oh, it was great! I was everywhere. I went on a lot of vacations, and am ready to work now. I definitely got my summer in — which hasn’t been the case in the last couple of years. I got tan for the first time in years, really tan. It was good to relax.”
Are you missing the Glee family?
“We’ve been hanging out a lot together.”